Installing SVN on a samba shared drive in mac


1. Configure the samba share in linux. It needs to have the “delete readonly = yes” line, if not, you will permission errors in .svn/entries when checking out projects in mac. so we need something like this:

[homes]
        comment = LAM IT Home Directories
        browseable = no
        writable = yes
        # creation mode depends on you really
        force create mode = 0660
        force directory mode = 0770
        # add new option to fix samba share on mac
        delete readonly = yes

restart samba server

2. download mac svn client and install it from http://scplugin.tigris.org (you might want to read the installation instruction). The is the best free mac svn client I think.

3. In mac, go->connect and type in the samba server address, ie something like smb://xxx

4. In finder, should be right click on any folder (finder->more->subversion->checkout)

That’s it.

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